Here’s a bit of news to warm Perry Ellis’ heart on this cold, rainy Friday — while you might think an increase in bicyclists on the road would lead to increased accidents between bikes and cars, it’s actually quite the opposite:
“It’s a virtuous cycle,” says Dr Julie Hatfield. “The likelihood that an individual cyclist will be struck by a motorist falls with increasing rate of bicycling in a community. And the safer cycling is perceived to be, the more people are prepared to cycle.”
Researchers say the reason for this is that more bikers equals more visibility of bikers, which means drivers slow down and maybe, just this once, stop texting on the way to work.
Honest Man — My Morning Jacket
California Stars — Wilco
16 Military Wives — The Decemberists
We Are All Accelerated Readers — Los Campesinos
Knives, Snakes, and Mesquite — The Bowerbirds
Narcolepsy — Ben Folds Five
Born at the Right Time — Paul Simon
Electioneering — Radiohead
Dear Prudence — The Beatles
Open All Night — Bruce Springsteen
I Go Chop Your Dollar — Osuofia (This, and I am not kidding, is a Nigerian pop song about those awful Nigerian email scams. It’s a huge hit, by the way.)
The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.